Guyana Population 2017

773,740

Guyana has only one city with a population more than 50,000. The capital, Georgetown, is home to about 240,000, or 355,000 in the metro area, and the next largest city is Linden with 45,000 people. 90% of Guyana's population lives on the coastal strip, which accounts for only 10% of the total land area and is just 40 miles across at its widest point.

Guyana Demographics

Guyana has a very racially, ethnically heterogeneous population originating from India, Africa, China and Europe, as well as many indigenous peoples.

The Indo-Guyanese, or East Indians, are the largest ethnic group at 44% of the population, and they are descendants of indentured laborers from India. The second largest group is the Afro-Guyanese (30%), descendants of African slaves. 17% of the population is of mixed heritage, and the indigenous Amerindians make up 9%. The largest indigenous groups of Guyana are the Arawaks, Wai Wai, Caribs, Akawaio and Arecuna.

For the past three decades, the Indo-Guyanese proportion of the population has continued to decline. In 1980, the Indo-Guyanese accounted for 51.9% of the population, which dropped to 48.6% in 1991 then 43.5% in 2002.

Guyana Population in 2017Source: Johnldasilva

Population Data via United Nations WPP (2015 Revision, Medium Variant)

Guyana Population Growth

Guyana has experienced rather unstable growth and decline over the last fifty years and it's currently growing very slowly, a trend that will last for some time.

About Guyana

Official NameCo-operative Republic of Guyana
Languages SpokenEnglish
BordersBRA, SUR, VEN
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude5-59
Currencies UsedGYD

Guyana Population Density

Name Population
Fort Wellington
Lethem716
Mabaruma717
Vreed-en-Hoop3,073
Mahdia4,200
Rosignol5,782
Skeldon5,859
Bartica11,157
Anna Regina12,448
New Amsterdam35,039
Linden44,690
Georgetown235,017

Guyana Population Clock

What is the population of Guyana (as of September 13, 2017)?773,740
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)774406
Births Per Day8
Deaths Per Day4
Net Migrations Per Day -13
Net Change Per Day -9
Population Change Since January 1st-2,295

Guyana Population Indicators

IndicatorValueWorld Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 19.746 births/thousand86
Crude Death Rate 8.47 deaths/thousand71
Crude Net Migration Rate -6.32 people/thousand180
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 66.705 years149
Male Life Expectancy 64.406 years154
Female Life Expectancy 69.15 years149
Total Fertility Rate 2.484 children/woman79
Net Reproduction Rate 1.144 surviving daughters/woman81
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female87
Infant Mortality Rate 31.315 deaths/1,000 live births60
Under Five Mortality 38.732 deaths/thousand61
Mean Age at Childbearing 26.706 years187
Rate of Natural Increase 11.394 102
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 9.824 %144
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 12.189 %145
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 7.214 %138
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 24.602 %151
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 28.913 %148
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 19.915 %147
Crude Suicide Rate 34.8 suicides/thousand2
Median Age (Total) 25.8 years142
Median Age (Female) 26.2 years140
Median Age (Male) 25.5 years140

Guyana Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017774,40650.361%49.639%32200.52%165
2015767,08550.255%49.745%32170.46%165
2010753,36249.937%50.063%32170.33%162
2005742,49549.456%50.544%32170.16%162
2000742,21850.033%49.967%32170.13%158
1995726,69549.17%50.83%32170.48%158
1990720,28148.938%51.062%3216-0.39%158
1985765,04349.28%50.72%3216-1.24%153
1980786,61349.434%50.566%32130.14%152
1975740,16650.093%49.907%32121.45%151
1970695,56149.684%50.316%32091.18%150
1965650,37949.853%50.147%32081.82%148
1960564,22249.833%50.167%22093.11%149
1955485,04149.726%50.274%22073.2%150
1950406,56149.622%50.378%22043.32%153

Guyana Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020786,79350.504%49.496%32200.54%165
2025807,27650.696%49.304%42170.42%165
2030820,98850.781%49.219%42180.21%165
2035826,34850.78%49.22%42200.01%165
2040823,88550.775%49.225%4220-0.14%167
2045816,38650.772%49.228%4220-0.23%167
2050806,44850.771%49.229%4221-0.26%168
2055795,54450.745%49.255%4221-0.29%169
2060783,10650.675%49.325%3224-0.35%169
2065767,97150.537%49.463%3224-0.45%169
2070749,05050.347%49.653%3224-0.58%169
2075725,83250.14%49.86%3224-0.7%171
2080699,49349.999%50.001%3224-0.79%171
2085671,77149.946%50.054%3224-0.83%173
2090644,60649.938%50.062%3224-0.82%174
2095619,16149.936%50.064%3224-0.8%174
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations